Pathways to Leadership

Leadership Profiles 

As you consider your future involvement with NAGAP, it may be helpful to see examples of how some of our colleagues have navigated their individual paths toward NAGAP leadership.

Leadership comes in many forms, and all forms help professional organizations like NAGAP sustain and grow into the future. Whether you explore opportunities at the chapter or association level, your contributions help the association continue to thrive in an ever-changing higher education landscape. From presenting an education session to committee membership to chapter officer roles to running for an elected governing board position, there are opportunities to lead in a variety of ways. As demonstrated by these Leadership Profiles, the journey to becoming a leader in NAGAP can take many shapes.

There are many paths to leadership within NAGAP. We encourage you to engage with NAGAP and take the first step to finding yours.

"The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision." --Ken Blanchard, Author, The One Minute Manager


Renanda Wood Dear
Director of Field Education
Georgia State University School of Social Work

NAGAP member since 2008

Learn about Renanda's NAGAP membership pathway

Jeremiah Nelson
Director, Enrollment Management
Wake Forest University School of Business

NAGAP member since 2006

Learn about Jeremiah's path to NAGAP leadership

Kittie Pain
Director of Graduate Admissions
McDaniel College

NAGAP member since 2005

Learn about Kittie's NAGAP membership pathway